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The 2013 ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition announced finalists last week, and again once again a team from Harvard is on the list. James Cody Birkey (MDesS), Robert Daurio (MArch), Maynard Hayden Leon (MArch), Cara Walsh (MLA) and Andrew Wisniewski (MLA), advised by Anita Berrizbeitia (professor of landscape architecture and director of the master in landscape architecture degree programs), created Connec+ Minneapolis, a long term development plan for the Downtown East neighborhood.

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Charles Waldheim, the John E. Irving Professor and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture contributed a chapter “Detroit, Disabitato, and the Origins of Landscape” to an anthology of essays on urban abandonment.

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The architect is no longer an organizer of matter and space, but a designer of systems with multi-layered components and complex relationships. Sanford Kwinter (co-director MDesS and professor of architectural theory and criticism), Panagiotis Michalatos (assistant professor of architectural technology) and Ingeborg Rocker (associate professor of architecture) were at Carnegie Mellon University February 8 and 9 to speak about the the profession's new identity and call to arms at [En]Coding Architecture 2013.

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What does it mean to be "at home" in a context where land and space are both limited and contentious?  Some answers may lie in a new publication released by Melany Sun-Min Park (MDesS ’14): HOME + BOUND: Narratives of Domesticity in Singapore and Beyond, co-edited with Lilian Chee.

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Ceramic innovations by Ingeborg M. Rocker’s (associate professor of architecture) seminar “On the Bri(n)ck” are on display at TRANS/hitos 2013 Exhibition of Architecture and Interior Design in Ceramics in Spain.

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The gigantic pop-up city established for the Hindu festival Kumbh Mela is the perfect crucible for interdisciplinary research. This January 8 faculty and 20 students from the GSD and other Harvard schools are traveling to northern India for fieldwork for the project “Mapping Kumbh Mela.” The initiative is co-led by Rahul Mehrotra (chair of the department of urban design and planning) and Diana Eck (affiliated professor to UPD) with the South Asia Initiative, FAS, HBS and SPH.

Read "Mapping the Kumbh Mela" in the Times of India.

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